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June 2019

Bayonne Bridge Rededicated; $1.7 Billion Spent to Raise Bridge's Roadway

Higher navigational clearance sets the stage for unprecedented growth at Port of NY & NJ, bringing more than 400,000 jobs and billions in regional economic activity; BAYONNE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2019)The 88-year-old Bayonne Bridge – a major engineering and historic landmark and the longest steel arch bridge in the world when it first opened in 1931 – was rededicated June 14, 2019 following the completion of a $1.7 billion project to raise the bridge’s roadway to allow the world’s largest container ships to call on terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The rededication ceremony comes in... Read more →


National Weather Alert: Severe Weather Warning for South Jersey Today and Monday

MOORESTOWN, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2019)--The Moorestown Police Department released the following weather alert regarding the chance of severe Thunderstorms in South Jersey today and Monday in the afternoon and evening. There is a chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening and then again Monday afternoon through the overnight hours across the area. Here are the key messages regarding this potential: 1.The primary hazards on Sunday are expected to be damaging winds and hail to the size of quarters. Locally heavy rainfall and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning can also be expected. However, more widespread flooding does notappear to be a bigger... Read more →


Authorities Need Help in Identifying Persons of Interest; Could be Involved in Lindenwold Shooting

LINDENWOLD NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lindenwold Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who may have information on a shooting that occurred on June 12, 2019 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a man who was shot in the Greens Apartment Complex on the 200 block of Clementon Road in Lindenwold. When police arrived, they located the victim, a 21-year-old man from Vineland, suffering from a gunshot wound. The man, whose identity is not being released, was transported to a nearby hospital. Members of the public should... Read more →


One Florida Lottery Player Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (June 14, 2019) – One Florida Lottery CASH4LIFE ticket matched the five white balls drawn for the Thursday, June 13th drawing winning the $1,000 a week for life second prize. In addition, one lucky ticketholder won $2,500 by matching four out of five white balls and the Cash Ball drawn. That ticket was purchased with the DOUBLER add-on, doubling the prize to $5,000. Moreover, 19,402 other players won $95,055 in cash prizes ranging from $2 to $500 with 3,291 of those tickets doubling their prize with DOUBLER. The winning numbers were: 13,... Read more →


Report shows poor 'tax environment' weighing down Pennsylvania's jobs climate

CNBNews image files By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Jun 12, 2019 Pennsylvania has some obstacles to overcome when it comes to being job friendly, according to a new report. Of the 50 states, Pennsylvania ranks 43rd in WalletHub’s “Best Places to Find a Job” study. When compared to its neighbors, only last-place West Virginia ranked below Pennsylvania. Three border states – Delaware (7th), New Jersey (8th) and New York (20th) – finished in the top 20. The report doesn’t indicate that the job market is bad, per se, in Pennsylvania. The state’s 3.8 percent unemployment rate for April... Read more →


NJ Residents Earn Degrees from Albright College

READING, PA (06/13/2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- This spring, 395 members of Albright College's Class of 2019 earned bachelor and master degrees during a formal Commencement ceremony at Santander Arena, May 18. Albright's Class of 2019 consists of 395 students (7 master's degree students, 99 School of Professional Studies students, 289 traditional students) from 12 states and six countries (including Canada, Columbia, Jamaica, Togo, Japan and Vietnam). In addition, 133 are honors graduates and 58 competed as student-athletes. Local graduates include: Jessica Catherine DeMarino of Linwood, N.J. (08221). A graduate of Mainland Regional High School, DeMarino earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in... Read more →


Ramike Medina-Brown, age 23 Charged with Camden City Stabbing

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 15, 2019)--Ramike Medina-Brown, 23, of Camden, was arrested and charged in a connection with a stabbing that killed Eileen Gloucester City News blog files Brown, on May 25, 2019. Camden County Police responded to reports of an unconscious female inside of a residence on the 2800 block of Wayne Avenue in Camden at approximately 8:44 p.m. When officers arrived they located the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ramike Medina-Brown was charged with first degree Murder on May 27, 2019, according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo... Read more →


Environmental Bills Up in Committee Monday

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The following bills will be up for a vote in the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Monday, June 17, 2018: S2879(Diegnan): Directs DEP to study and, if necessary, regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging. “We support this legislation. DEP need to address the hazardous implications of food packaging that has been treated with PFAs. These chemicals can contaminate landfills and even migrate into food. There are serious long-term health impact when people are exposed to PFAs. While this bill is a good step, we believe that New Jersey should ban PFAS in food packaging and use safer... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Saint Francis University President's and Dean's Lists

LORETTO, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(06/13/2019)-- More than 750 Saint Francis University students made one of the Spring 2019 Honor's Lists: President's or Dean's. To achieve either list, students must have full-time status and attain a quality point average of 4.000 (President's) or 3.500 (Dean's) on 12 or more credits during a single semester, with no continuing or incomplete grades. Jenna Hartmann of Bordentown (08505) achieved the Dean's List Makaylea Vicari of Monroeville (08343) achieved the Dean's List Celeste Azzari of Woolwich Twp (08085) achieved the Dean's List Margaret Gardner of Swedesboro (08085) achieved the Dean's List Saint Francis University (www.francis.edu) in Loretto,... Read more →


Bay Window Ban Push in Philadelphia

Posted Friday, June 14, 2019 | By D.J. Wilson | Source AMAC It may sound slightly silly, but bay windows are the subject of attack in Philadelphia by some politicians. Yes, we are talking about those glass-sided windows that protrude outward from buildings. Recently, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced an ordinance to ban what he calls “pop-out” windows, a feature that originated in stone cathedrals during the gothic era and are now widely popular on new townhouses and condos in and around the city of Philadelphia. The ban will target neighborhoods that are undergoing revitalization, such as Point Breeze and Grays... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 52(June 16, 2019) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) published gloucestercitynews.net Read more →


Phillies Carpenter Cup Classic begins Monday, June 17

Over 400 top high school players get chance to compete in front of scouts, college coaches in week-long tournament PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 2019)--High school ballplayers will have the opportunity of a lifetime when the Phillies host their 28th Annual Baseball Carpenter Cup Classic beginning on Monday, June 17, 2013. Recognized nationally as one of the finest baseball tournaments for high school students, they will get to showcase their talents in front of scouts and college coaches throughout the tournament leading up to the final championship game. Preliminary rounds will be played at Ashburn Field in FDR Park in South Philadelphia... Read more →


COMING UP AT THE KIMMEL

FOR TICKETS CLICK Bring It! Live July 11, 2019 • Merriam Theater After three acclaimed touring seasons, the hit Lifetime TV series Bring it! is back onstage with never-before-seen routines and all new fan vs. Dancing Doll stand battles in Bring It! Live on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater. For more details, read the press release here. Tweet it: Miss D and her Dancing Dolls bring the show-stopping live performance of @BringItLifetime to the @KimmelCenter. Don’t miss this inspirational evening of #Motivation, #Inspiration, and #FORMATION 7/11. More info @ kimmelcenter.org An Evening with Leslie Jones... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Left Leaning Voices Question Democrats’ Anti-Gun Proposals, Fervor

Don’t Say They Didn’t Warn You: SUPPORT NRA-ILA If the 2020 Democrat presidential primary is any indication, that party’s base and donor class will accept nothing less from their nominee than commitments to sweeping gun control. And the contenders appear happy to accommodate them. No one doubts that the political hard left is unified around the idea of gun control in principle. But some in that camp are expressing concern that the pathway to the presidency may not lie in promising to criminalize otherwise law-abiding gun owners and to seize firearms that were obtained lawfully and never misused by their... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $154,532 Jackpot in Passaic County

TRENTON (June 14, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $154,532 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Thursday, June 13th drawing. The winning numbers were: 01, 03, 04, 06 and 31 and the XTRA number was: 04. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket Duarte, 230 Rosa Park Blvd., Paterson in Passaic County. Acting Executive Director James Carey said, “We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at Duarte. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Overnight, they have become one more ‘lucky location’ for... Read more →


$3.3 MILLION REASONS TO PLAY PICK-6 WITH XTRA

Jackpot Rolls to $3.3 Million for June 17th Drawing TRENTON (June 14, 2019) – Pick-6’s jackpot has rolled to $3.3 million! June 13th’s drawing produced eight winners of 2,907 all of whom matched five out of six white balls drawn. Two of those tickets were purchased with XTRA, multiplying the prize to $14,535. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 465,136 tickets purchased for the drawing and of those sold, thousands were prizewinners! The next drawing will be held Monday, June 17, 2019. The winning numbers for the Thursday, June 13th drawing were: 10, 22, 23, 26, 33... Read more →


Bethlehem Steel FC and Saint Louis FC to meet for the first time since 2017

CHESTER, Pa. (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 15, 2019) – Bethlehem Steel FC (3-7-4) looks to regain momentum when it hosts Saint Louis FC (5-2-4) at La Salle University’s McCarthy Stadium this Saturday night. The Steel have been in a rough run of form lately, but Head Coach Brendan Burke said that he thought his side gave decent account of themselves for most of the club’s last match against Nashville SC. After going ahead, Steel gave up four second-half goals to the future MLS side. Saint Louis FC is a very strong team defensively, not just due to individual performances, but through a... Read more →


Pennsylvania senators seek consensus on work requirements for Medicaid

Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller testifies June 12, 2019, before a joint hearing of the Senate ajority Policy Committee and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Image courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square Jun 12, 2019 Pennsylvania lawmakers, government officials and advocates on both sides of the aisle came together in Harrisburg on Wednesday in hopes of finding middle ground on an issue that’s being discussed in statehouses across the country. The Senate Majority Policy Committee, along with members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, held an informal hearing... Read more →


Gone Phishing : Creator of Website That Stole ATM Card Numbers Sentenced

Nearly half a million Alabama cell phone numbers received identical text messages in 2015 telling them to click a link to “verify” their bank account information. The link took recipients to a realistic-looking bank website where they typed in their personal financial information. But the link was not the actual bank’s website—it was part of a phishing scam. Just like phishing messages sent over email, the text message-based scam was easy to fall for. The web address was only one character off from the bank’s actual web address. While most recipients appeared to ignore the message, around 50 people clicked... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to Bloomsbury University Spring Dean's List

BLOOMSBURG, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(June 2019)-- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulates the nearly 1,900 students who were named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List. A full-time student whose semester GPA is 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received will be named to the deans' list. The following local students made the list: Michael Hughes from Mount Laurel was named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List. Hughes, a member of the class of 2019, is majoring in Supply Chain Management. Daniel Kurp from Vincentown was named to the Spring 2019... Read more →


Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulently Purchasing Three Homes in NJ Using Bad Checks

TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 14, 2019)-- Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man was sentenced to state prison today for engaging in a fraudulent scheme in which he conspired with a woman to use bad checks to purchase three homes in New Jersey. Lawrence Humphrey, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith in Gloucester County. Humphrey pleaded guilty on April 29, 2019 to a charge of second-degree theft by deception. Humphrey was indicted in December 2016 along with his co-conspirator, Tara Stokes, 51, of Flushing, N.Y., as... Read more →


*Free Naloxone Distribution Throughout New Jersey on June 18

Visit Participating Pharmacies to Anonymously Obtain Free Lifesaving Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 14, 2019)– Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey on June 18. As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at no cost on June 18, without an individual prescription or an appointment. Naloxone will be available at select locations of chain pharmacies such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, ShopRite, and CVS as well as at community... Read more →


New Jersey: Assembly Committee Passes Gun Control Package

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 14, 2019)--Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a package of anti-gun bills heavily opposed by NRA and ANJRPC. Those measures now head to the Assembly floor where they await further consideration. Despite passing yesterday, this package of bills has a long way to go through the legislative process. The Senate hasn’t even begun to act on them, so it’s critical that gun owners make their voices heard early and often. These bills have many problems which NRA-ILA highlighted yesterday in our committee testimony. Please contact your Assembly Members and strongly urge them to OPPOSE the below gun... Read more →


Two Separate Cases of Alleged Sexual Harassment in Restaurants Settled

Alleged Victims – Both Restaurant Servers – Each Receive $20,000 to Resolve Claims Peeke NSA (Redacted) Final Peeke VC (Redacted) JHGH NSA (Redacted) Final JH VC Redacted) TRENTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) announced today that two different New Jersey restaurants have agreed to make $20,000 settlement payments to resolve two separate employee complaints of workplace sexual harassment. In one case Playa Bowls, an eatery located in Beach Haven, paid $20,000 to a 16-year-old girl who alleged she was the victim of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other sexually... Read more →


Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

Bourbon virus has sickened people in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma Newswise — Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for the tick-borne illness. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified an experimental antiviral drug that cures mice infected with the potentially lethal virus. The drug, favipiravir, is approved in Japan but not the U.S. for treatment of influenza, a related virus. “Without the flu drug, 100 percent of the infected mice died, and with the... Read more →


Woman Charged in 2018 Willingboro Fatal Hit-and-Run on Route 130 

WILLINGBORO, NJ (June 15, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 35-year-old Willingboro Township woman was charged yesterday in connection with the death of a man she struck while driving on Route 130 late last year. Nekeya Grady, of the first block of Meadowlark Lane, did not stop after the collision or report the incident to police. She was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree) and Causing Death While Driving Unlicensed (Third Degree). Grady was placed in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing next week... Read more →


Vasilios "Billy" Ekimoglou of Deptford

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the age of 67, Billy peacefully left this world. After a long battle with Alzheimer's, Vasilios "Billy" Ekimoglou is no longer suffering. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Krzywicki) and devoted father of Michael, Danny (Shiela), Nicky, Maria (Matt), and Matthew (Katie). He was the loving grandfather of Alexus, Elizabeth, Sofia, Billy, Daniela, Nicholas, Alex, Matthew, Damien, Chase, Braeden, Ryan and great grandfather of Armani. He was the dear brother of Iordanis (Candy) of Tennessee, Fevronia of Greece, Niko (Susan) of Clayton, and Katina (Larry) of Maple Shade. He is also survived... Read more →


Pennsylvania quick hits: Advocacy group targets 'tax extenders'; DePasquale praises PBM legislation

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. (George Sheldon | Shutterstock.com) By Dave Lemery | The Center Square Governments use tax credits and other targeted carve-outs to help certain economic sectors realize growth or stave off a crisis. Often these provisions come with a sunset date so that the tax credit will expire after it has achieved its aim, but in recent years federal lawmakers have sought to use “tax extenders” to keep the credit going past its expiration date. To advocacy groups like Americans for Prosperity, these industry-focused tax credits amount to corporate welfare, and the Pennsylvania chapter of AFP... Read more →


New Jersey Tax Prep Duo Plead Guilty to Fraud, Filing False Returns

for Themselves and Clients PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Omar Faruq, 37, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, and co-conspirator Omar Ali, 36, also of Pennsauken, New Jersey, both entered pleas of guilty before United States District Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones on one count each of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, aiding another in the filing of a false tax return, and filing a false tax return. According to a criminal Information filed in April 2019, Faruq and Ali conspired to file false tax returns on behalf of their clients at Omar Consultancy... Read more →


TRICIA FLANAGAN FOR U.S. SENATE

Taylor Swift: “Be Like Cory.” “I Think Not,” Says Tricia Flanagan Flanagan: “Equality Act is an assault on women’s rights.” LAWRENCEVILLE – “Pander, pander, pander, should be the slogan of Cory Booker’s vanity presidential campaign and pandering is exactly what he was doing when he signed pop star Taylor Swift’s petition supporting the Equality Act,” Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Tricia Flanagan, said. According to Billboard Cory Booker sent a note to Taylor Swift “thanking her for her efforts” in support of the Equality Act. Swift called on her fans to “be like Cory” in an Instagram post that went... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: June 3-9

Reminder for the week: Avoid distracted boating and improper lookouts DOVER (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(June 14, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between June 3-9 made 3,193 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 60 citations. Officers responded to 87 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area... Read more →


Philadelphia Bar Association Statement on Passage of City Budget

with $1.5 Million for Low-Income Tenant Legal Defense PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rochelle M. Fedulloreleased the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s passage by the Philadelphia City Council of the fiscal year 2020 budget, including $1.5 million for a low-income tenant legal defense fund: “The Philadelphia Bar Association commends the Philadelphia City Council for including $1.5 million in the city’s fiscal year 2020 budget for a legal defense fund to represent low-income tenants facing eviction. We’re immensely proud of the report by Stout Risius Ross, LLC, that we commissioned and released in 2018, which found that by... Read more →


Steinhardt: NJGOP Stands Up for Legal Gun Owners

NJGOP Stands Up for Legal Gun Owners For Immediate Release Trenton, NJ – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee voted on a set of new bills that would add new restrictions on purchasing and owning firearms in New Jersey. NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt, standing up for legal gun owners, released the following statement: “It’s time that New Jersey Republicans stop worrying about who they might offend and start standing up for what they believe in. That includes protecting the rights of New Jersey’s legal gun owners. Democrats are waging an all-out war on gun ownership and ignoring the scourge of gun... Read more →


Pride Flag Flies at Drumthwacket for the First Time in State History

for the Duration of Pride Month TRENTON – For the first time in New Jersey history, Drumthwacket, the Governor’s official residence in Princeton, will fly the Pride flag on its official flagpole for the duration of Pride Month in a show of support for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, one of the most important milestones in the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Since Stonewall, the rainbow Pride flag has become an important symbol of LGBTQ+ identity and solidarity. “It is of the greatest importance that everyone feels accepted in New Jersey, regardless of gender identity... Read more →


EPA Marks Start of 2019 Hurricane Season as Preparedness Efforts are Underway

NEW YORK (Gloucestercitynews.net)--(June 12, 2019) - Even as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues dedicated efforts to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, EPA is keenly aware of and sensitive to community needs. As the new Atlantic hurricane season kicked off on June 1, EPA is reminding people, businesses and state and local governments where they can find the best information on preparedness before hurricane force winds or storm flooding may occur. “EPA’s response to natural disasters is one of the many ways that we protect human health and the... Read more →


Chemo is a Go for Treating Equine Lymphoma

By: Sacha Adorno/ PENN VET Published: Jun 4, 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA--Cancer isn’t as common for horses as it is for humans and dogs and cats. And because equine cancer symptoms—weight loss, nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, lameness, skin and coat conditions, among others—often don’t start appearing until the cancer has advanced, it can be hard to reverse its progression. For years, chemotherapy has been veterinarians’ go-to treatment for fighting the disease. But is chemotherapy effective and should doctors recommend it? “Chemo for horses can be quite expensive,” said Dr. Daniela Luethy, an Internal Medicinelecturer at New Bolton Center, who, along... Read more →


Former Villanova University Campus Ministry Official Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Timothy O’Connell, 52, of Drexel Hill, PA entered a plea of guilty Gloucester City News blog files before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert on one count of receipt of child pornography. On February 10, 2018, the defendant received images depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of pre-pubescent children. The victims depicted in the child pornography included a two-year old child identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in another child abuse investigation. At the time he committed the crime, the defendant was employed as Associate Director of Campus Ministry at... Read more →


Six Flags Great Adventure Now Powered by Solar Energy

World’s Ultimate Thrill Park Takes Giant Leap Toward Reducing Its Carbon Footprint While Adding Jobs JACKSON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Six Flags Great Adventure and its partner KDC Solar today announced that the 23.5-megawatt solar project built and operated by KDC Solar is complete and the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park is now almost fully-powered by solar energy. The project ranks as New Jersey’s largest net metered solar project and distinguishes Six Flags Great Adventure as one of the world’s first solar-powered theme parks. “This is a thrilling day for our company. This project represents a giant step toward becoming a net-zero carbon facility,”... Read more →


Obituary: Ralph Walters, of Bellmawr

Bellmawr - Ralph Walters of Bellmawr, NJ passed away on June 9, 2019. Raised in Pennsauken, NJ Ralph was the beloved son of Sadie O'Connor (nee Speer) and the late Ralph Walters. He is survived by his daughters Carolyn Risley (nee Wright) and Denise Hunsberger along with his grandchildren Jason, Stephanie, Zackery, Joey and Kyle. Ralph was a veteran who fought in the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Coast Guard where he received the National Defense Service Medal. Also known as Ralph "Party" Walters he will always be remembered for his sense of humor as well... Read more →


Overnight storm leaves damage behind causing closures

(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following advisory Blackwood Elementary will be closed TODAY due to no power. Erial Blenheim Road is closed between Church Street and the Black Horse Pike due to downed trees and wires (photos above and below. It will be closed at least through morning rush hour. Prospect Avenue is closed in Blackwood due to downed wires and trees. There are still several small areas in Blackwood without electric. If you need to charge any portable devices the Gloucester Township Court Room can be used to charge your devices. Reminder: Do not touch any downed... Read more →


Two USP Canaan Inmates Charged With Assault And Possession Of Contraband

United States Penitentiary Canaan in Wayne County SCRANTON Pa (Gloucestercitynews.net)--- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Truesdale, age 37, and James Brooks, age 34, inmate as United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan) in Waymart, Pennsylvania, were indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2019. for conspiracy and assault with a dangerous weapon. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that on August 13, 2018, Truesdale and Brooks conspired and attacked another inmate with a sharpened piece of metal and plastic, commonly referred to as a “shank.”... Read more →


Can You Identify These Alleged GAP Shoplifters?

Gloucester Township (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The three pictured females stole $1000 worth of merchandise from the GAP Factory Store located at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, 100 Premium Outlet Dr., Blackwood, NJ 08012. The females are seen on surveillance cameras placing numerous pieces of baby clothing into a Gap Store bag and later flee the store. If you can identify the suspects in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message... Read more →


Teachers Union Demonstrates in Bellmawr; Schools Closing? How Much Do Teachers Make?

photo credit (CNBNewsnet) UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Members of the New Jersey Teachers Union were demonstrating this past weekend at the Route 42 overpass on Creek Road, Bellmawr. Some of the signs they were carrying read: Hurting the Middle Class Hurts Everyone Say No to Swindler Sweeney We Love New Jersey Public Schools I'm Sticking with the Union Union Strong for our Students TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 13, 2019)--Lawmakers say they have a plan to fix New Jersey's fiscal crisis, restore the stability of the pension system and save tens of billions of dollars for taxpayers. NJ... Read more →


Gloucester Township Woman Indicted & Arrested for the Death of Her Baby Boy

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 13, 2019)-The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police Department reported a local woman has been indicted and arrested in the death of her eighteen-month old son. A grand jury returned an indictment today charging Heather Reynolds, age 41, with first-degree murder, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree possession of methamphetamine, and third-degree hindering apprehension in connection with the death of her eighteen-month old son. Law-enforcement officers responded to a report of an unresponsive child on a lawn near his residence, in the unit block of Marcia Court, Sicklerville, in Gloucester Township on... Read more →


Lower Township Police Receives Donations for Narcan

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 13, 2019)--The Lower Township Police Department recently received donations for Narcan (naloxone) from The CURE ministry of the Lighthouse Church in Burleigh and the Greg DiAntonio Memorial Foundation of Wildwood. The Lower Township Police Department applauds the generous contributions of these two organizations. It has been proven that if Narcan is administered within the first few minutes of an opioid overdose, a life can be saved. Narcan does not have adverse affects and is not addictive, it is simply a life-saving drug when given properly. Narcan, also referred to as naloxone, has been in use in... Read more →


NJBIA Testifies in Support of Bills Extending, Retooling Tax Incentives

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 13, 2019)--NJBIA lent its support on Thursday to legislation temporarily extending two tax incentive programs that are about to expire, as well as a separate bill to recalibrate the Grow NJ Assistance Program to be more reflective of current economic conditions. "Most policymakers, including members of the Legislature and the Governor, agree that tax incentives are an important and effective tool in New Jersey's overall economic development toolkit," NJBIA Vice President Andrew Musick told the Assembly Commerce & Economic Development Committee in his testimony. "Simply put, tax incentives 'level the playing field' and keep New Jersey... Read more →


NJBIA Supports First Round of Path to Progress Bills Advancing in Legislature

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 13, 2019)--NJBIA supported nine bills before an Assembly committee on Thursday that represent the first step toward implementing the bipartisan Path to Progress report, which identified ways to reduce taxes and make the state more competitive by reforming the state's revenue structure. "New Jersey needs to make structural financial reforms because its increasing debt and unsustainable spending on public employee pensions and benefits is hamstringing its ability to make the necessary investments in higher education, infrastructure and economic development," NJBIA Vice President Andrew Musick said. "The Path to Progress Report provides a roadmap that will help put this state... Read more →


One New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $100,000 as the Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $79,000,000

TRENTON (June 13, 2019) – There was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Wednesday, June 12th drawing winning the $50,000third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased with Powerplay, multiplying the prize to $100,000. The winning ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at 7-Eleven #27391, 1517 Pennington Ave., Ewing in Mercer County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, June 12th drawing were: 05, 35, 38, 42 and 57. The Red Power Ball number was 13. The Multiplier number was 02. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $79,000,000 for... Read more →


June is Cancer Survivors Month:

AscellaHealth Helps Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs with High-Touch Specialty Pharmacy Solutions BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AscellaHealth a specialty-focused pharmaceutical management company serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, supports June as National Cancer Survivor Month and June 4, 2019, National Cancer Survivors Day, by acknowledging the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship. AscellaHealth’ clinical and educational programs can play a key role in assisting members with their prescribed therapy, beginning with diagnosis, to reduce high deductible/co-insurance costs through financial assistance programs and by partnering with physicians and pharmacists. “Cancer survivorship begins on the day of diagnosis, and thanks to earlier detection there has been... Read more →


Father Sullivan Golf Tournament at Pitman Golf Club, Monday, June 17

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The 23rd Annual Father Sullivan Golf Tournament will be held at the Pitman Golf Club on Monday, June 17th. Registration will begin at 12 noon. A putting contest will precede the 1:30 shotgun start. This golf tournament is named for Rev. John Sullivan who spent over twenty years of his life serving the Gloucester Catholic community. “Sully” was a friend to all who came in contact with him. We name the tournament in his honor to carry on the spirit of commitment that he gave to Gloucester Catholic. Profit from this tournament help fund Alumni Scholarships and... Read more →